Fair pricing for ebooks at public libraries


Canadian Public Libraries for Fair Ebook Pricing have formed a coalition to raise awareness of the high prices that multinational publishers charge public libraries for ebooks.

Response to the cut of librarians at the LBPSB

ABQLA Response to the Proposed Cut of Librarians at the Lester B. Pearson School Board

June 10, 2015

"We must all make the effort to ensure that our schools have the resources to provide the print and electronic sources, the technology, and the professional library staff to give all of our children the skills and the tools they need to navigate their way in this knowledge society."

-- Roch Carrier, former National Librarian of Canada

Sign the petition to reverse the cuts to LBPSB Librarians!

Please see the links below for to the petition to reverse the decision to cut all librarian jobs at the Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB), and a link to the SOS Librarians Facebook page.

Keep librarians working the LBPSB schools! Sign the petition onlinehttp://chn.ge/1B5Qr8G 

Last Chance to Pre-Register for the 2015 CLA National Conference and Trade Show


Conference runs from Wednesday June 3rd to Friday June 5th, a full 3 days of education, networking and experiences.  

Have you seen the lineup for conference? We have gathered the knowledgeable, the experienced and some thought provoking speakers to give you the best takeaways from conference! Session details have been posted so you can read more about each, the key take-aways and who the session may apply to. See the program by day for details.

Full-day workshop: Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME

CLA – Technical Services Network event

Getting ready for Linked Data: MARC to BIBFRAME”

Presented by Victoria Mueller, Zepheira

Tuesday June 2, 2015

Full-day workshop, 9:00am to 4:00pm

Venue: Carleton University Library, room 252.

Pay parking is available: http://carleton.ca/parking/visitors/



CLA members and students $100

Non CLA members $140

"Managing Knowledge for Organizational Creativity & Innovation," McGill School of Information Studies professional seminar, May 1

McGill School of Information Studies Professional Seminar

Managing Knowledge for Organizational Creativity & Innovation

Date: May 1, 2015

Time: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Location: McGill School of Information Studies, 3661 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 1X1

Fee: $429 CDN plus applicable taxes. Includes refreshments, lunch, and presentation materials

ABQLA School Section Event: An Evening With Don Aker

Monday, May 4, 2015 - 19:00
Westmount Public Library 4574 Rue Sherbrooke O, Westmount, QC H3Z 1G1

The School Section is pleased to invite you to "An Evening with Don Aker," held in conjunction with the Canadian Children's Book Centre.

Author Biography

Announcing the 2015 recipients of the Student Scholarship and Travel Bursary

The ABQLA Awards Committee is pleased to announce the winners of the Student Scholarship and Travel Bursary.

The $1000 Student Scholarship, intended to recognize outstanding current or new ABQLA student members, was awarded to Cassandra Ricafort, a 2nd-year MLIS student at McGill University.


Youth Section event: Libraries Making a Difference for Children at Risk

Wednesday, April 15, 2015 - 18:30
Room 101, Schulich Library of Science and Engineering, McGill University, 809 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, Quebec

The Youth Section is happy to invite you to our spring event - “Libraries Making a Difference for Children at Risk". We will be looking at things being done in both school and public libraries:

“More Hats than Librairies: Serving At-Risk Youth at Multiple Alternative Schools” by Nicholas Warren

Announcing the 2015 recipient of the Anne Galler Award

The Anne Galler Award Committee is very pleased to announce that Mr. Lonnie Weatherby is the recipient of the 2015 Anne Galler Award for Outstanding Library Service. This award recognizes an individual who has enriched librarianship in Quebec and has made a lasting contribution to the profession.


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